How to Register as an Importer of Plastic Bags and Plastic Bags Waste In Ivory Coast

Register as an Importer of Plastic Bags and Plastic Bags Waste In Ivory Coast By Yourself

  • The applicant should collect all necessary documentation (listed in the following) and then visit to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Department of Legal Affairs and Litigation office to make an appointment at the desk of service.
  • Take the declaration form to the desk for registration or service and fill it in accurately.
  • Complete the form and submit it along with the necessary document (listed below) to be processed and verified.
  • The ministry will send an inspection officer to premises of the facility to check whether Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Disposal Practice (GDP) and Good Transportation Practice (GTP) when it comes to storage, reuse or dispatch of the product are being followed.
  • The report findings is given an applicant and If any change or upgrade is required, Corrective Action and Preventive Action Report (CAPA) report will be issued and you will be required to fix the issue.
  • After the successful implementation of the CAPA Following the successful implementation of the CAPA, a follow-up audit could be carried out by the team conducting the inspection to determine the effectiveness of the process (where it is applicable).
  • The report reveals that your application that it will be sent on to the National Committee for the Analysis that meets about four times per year to review the applications.
  • If the committee finds that all the requirements for filing the application have been met your application will be sent back to the Ministry for further review and approval.
  • If the authorized official/register is confirmed that all the requirements to file the application have been fulfilled, you will be notified of the decision via email or phone and will be issued with an authorisation that allows you to bring plastic bags as well as plastic bags.

Required Documents For Register as an Importer of Plastic Bags and Plastic Bags Waste

  • The letter of Declaration addressed to the Minister responsible for Urban Health
  • The original copy from the Trade Register,
  • Photocopies of National Identity Card or the Identity Certificate or the passport of the person who was appointed to finish the declaration formalities;
  • The geographic location and contact details for the Company;
  • The nature of the task and the use of plastic bags
  • The kinds (degradable and not) and the technical specifications of bags (material dimensions, thickness, and thickness)
  • Production data, which includes total volume, volume by type of thickness , sizes and quantities to be exported, including the country of destination;
  • Information that relates to the end user or the recipient;
  • The social and environmental management strategy on plastic waste

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Department of Legal Affairs and Litigation
Address: Abidjan – Plateau, Cite Administrative, Tour D 25th floor
Tel: (+ 225) 20 21 18 56
Website: Link


  • Legal/natural (individuals/businesses/companies) that wish to import plastic bags and plastic bags waste to Ivory Coast can apply.


  • It is recommended to consult the ministry


It is good for one calendar year, and is renewable after that


  • Plastic bags as well as bags to be used for import must be biodegradable or biodegradable.
  • With reference to Cf. Order n deg436 / MSUA / CAB of the 23rd of June 23, 2016, if the primary feature for the item is plastic bags. A info letter is required to be submitted by the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the bags must be identified with the following details
  • Name of item in the package.
  • It is the identity of receiver domain.
  • The manufacturer’s name.
  • The thickness of the material, its capacity to withstand weight.
  • The service’s life span in months

The Information You Need


  • Background information
  • Full legal name of the applicant/company/business
  • Contact details (Mailing/email Address, telephone/fax number)
  • Address (physical physical location) of the premise that is to be allowed.

Information about Chemical/Waste

  • The reason for the request
  • Trade name
  • The composition of the plastic Biodegradable, or oxo-biodegradable.
  • Quantity of plastic bags disposed of (l/kg)
  • The method of re-use/others you will need to specify.
  • The location of the facility
  • Define any special treatment that is applied to reuse
  • The applicant’s declaration

Documentation is needed

All individuals/companies/business that want to import plastic bags/re-use plastic bags waste in Ivory Coast should be registered with Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Department of Legal Affairs and Litigation first before commencing any importing activities.

External Links

Link (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development) Link



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